Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Graduate Orthodontic Program at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is to prepare residents for clinical practice in the specialty of orthodontics. Since this residency also requires scientific research culminating in a Masters Degree in Oral Biology, our graduates develop critical thinking while making significant contributions to the art and science of the specialty of orthodontics.

Our goal is to impart in-depth knowledge of the biological and mechanical principles governing the practice of orthodontics and to allow residents to develop excellent proficiency in orthodontics while treating a wide variety of malocclusions using multiple techniques. This expertise will be accomplished utilizing a variety of philosophies of diagnosis and treatment from a diverse faculty of approximately 25 outstanding practitioners and educators.

Obviously the most important ancillary mission of the educational process at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is to deliver quality orthodontic care for our patients.